Message from Pa Assistive Technology Foundation:
We are excited to announce the release of our brand new guide, Smart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home Technology. This guide was written to help people with disabilities, older adults, and their families learn to successfully integrate smart home technology into their homes and their lives.
“Smart home technology holds incredible promise as assistive technology,” says PATF’s CEO, Susan Tachau. “We are thrilled to make this guide available so people with disabilities, older adults, and their families have the information they need to acquire the smart home technology that will make a difference in their lives.”
Smart home technology can help with:
- Connecting with friends and family
- Changing the TV channel or turning on music
- Turning on and off the lights
- Setting reminders and alarms
- Checking in with a caregiver
- Locking and unlocking the door
- Telehealth and health monitoring
- And more!
We hope this guide will empower you to explore smart home technology, develop a framework to choose your technology, and build a team who can support you in achieving your goals.
If you have been curious about smart home technology and you are ready to learn more, this guide is for you!